Sure, there’s still one more month of summer, but at this point you may have had enough of sunscreen, barbecues, and poolside relaxing. Maybe you just want to stay inside, draw the curtains, and watch a few movies. Hey, it’s your summer, you can spend it any way you like. But what to watch? Netflix can seem so daunting, with thousands of choices that could take all day to scroll through. By the time you pick something that looks halfway decent, it’ll be Labor Day and you’ve let the summer slip through your fingers.
Well, relax, we’ve done the homework for you. We’ve scoured Netflix’s archives to find the very best new releases in August, as well as some awesome movies that you might’ve missed the first time (or are definitely worth a second viewing). Our 100 picks include something for every taste, whether you crave action or comedy, indie favorites or goofy rom-coms, award winners or campy masterpieces. Fire up some popcorn, put on your coziest pair of sweatpants, and get ready to host your own private film festival. And if you prefer to stick to comedy, check out The 30 Funniest Movies of All Time.
Like Father (available August 3)
A workaholic executive (played by Kristen Bell) gets dumped at the altar and spends her honeymoon on a Caribbean cruise with her estranged (and just as work-centric) dad, played by Kelsey Grammer. It’s written and directed by Lauren Miller, Seth Rogen’s wife, which we only bring up because Rogen is in the cast as the love interest. Talk about typecasting. And for more amazing facts about the star, see Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard’s Secrets to Marital Bliss.
Alexander: The Ultimate Cut (available August 13)
Oliver Stone’s 2004 historical drama about Alexander the Great (played by Colin Farrell), beefed up to 206 action-packed minutes. This is Stone’s fourth (and supposedly final) edit of the much-maligned movie, and many critics agree that it redeems Stone as an auteur to be reckoned with.
Stripes (available August 1)
If you haven’t seen this yet, perhaps one of the greatest movie comedies that Bill Murray has ever (and likely will ever) make, relax, it’s going to be okay. You can see it starting today. And as John Winger might say, “That’s the fact, Jack.” And for more on everyone’s favorite actor, check out The 30 Most Hilarious Bill Murray Encounters.
No Country for Old Men (available August 11)
The Coen Brothers have made a lot of amazing movies, but this may be the one that stands the test of time. Watch it again and see if Javier Bardem’s sinister hitman doesn’t still make the hairs stand up on your arms.
Brij Mohan Amar Rahe (available August 3)
So you think a dark comedy about a guy who fakes his own death to escape his debts and his girlfriend, done entirely in Hindu, doesn’t sound like your idea of a fun night? Trust us on this, give it a chance. It’s funnier than you think, and watching this comedy masterpiece could make the world feel just a little smaller.
Emelie (available August 2)
No, not Amélie, the 2001 French rom-com that everybody thought was sooo adorable. This is a 2015 horror film about a seriously creepy babysitter who terrorizes three kids. And for more trivia from the silver screen, see the 30 Shocking Facts about Your Favorite Movies.
Million Dollar Baby (available August 1)
Remember that 2006 boxing movie with Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, and Hilary Swank that you pretended to see when it won a bunch of Academy Awards? Here’s your chance to watch it for real. This is one of those movies that proves why Eastwood is a legend both in front of and behind the camera.
Imagine if Charles Manson had hired one of his followers to capture all of their murderous plots on film. That’s what happened with Holy H*ll, an unsettling yet fascinating documentary by a former member and official videographer for the California-based Buddhafield cult. He spent over two decades with the group, before finally getting out and then realizing, “Hey, I’ve got a lot of crazy footage. I should make a movie!”
The Motive (available August 17)
An author leaves his wife, a more successful author, and moves into an apartment complex, where he eavesdrops on his fellow tenants as fodder for his fiction.
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (available August 1)
This first installment of Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings series is one of the most dangerous binge movies of all time. Watch just a few minutes of it, and boom, you’re in for the long haul—not just to the end of this movie, but the other two, and possibly even the Hobbit movies that followed. Yes, in the blink of an eye, an entire weekend can just disappear.
The Laws of Thermodynamics (available August 31)
What does a nebbish and socially awkward astrophysicist do when he can’t find love? Well, he tries to change his romantic fortune using what he knows best: physics. The first (and likely only) romantic comedy to incorporate electromagnetic force fields.
Game Over, Man!
Three housekeepers with dreams of creating the next great American video game put their lives at risk to save their financier from kidnappers. If you liked Die Hard but wished it had more raunchy, goofball humor, this is definitely the comedy for you. And for more hilarity, don’t miss The 30 Funniest Movie One-Liners of All Time.
Perdida (available August 9)
A nail-biter of a thriller, in which a policewoman tries to track down her childhood friend who went missing in South America years ago.
The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement (available August 1)
A perfect afternoon of movie-watching with your daughter. Or your niece. Or a friend’s daughter that you happen to be babysitting. Or just you alone with the lights out because nobody is the boss of you and “DON’T JUDGE ME!”
The Spectacular Now
It sure does look like just another high school romantic comedy, but this one actually has far more layers and complexities. The two high seniors at the center of this lovely film defy all the clichés we typically see in teen movies, as they grapple with the hard realities of maturing into adulthood.
George Harrison, Living in a Material World
Even if you’re not a fan of the Beatles, this documentary about George Harrison, from director Martin Scorsese, is a beautiful account of the peaks and valleys of a remarkable musician’s life.
We, the Marines
Narrated by Gene Hackman, this documentary will give you even more reasons to respect the courage and resolve of the men and women in the U.S. Marine Corps.
Tale of Tales
If you feel deprived of magical tales of kings and monsters since Game of Thrones went on hiatus, this may help you get through the withdrawal symptoms. It’s based on legends like Rapunzel, Sleeping Beauty, and Cinderella, but these versions are a little darker than you remember.
Eraser (available August 1)
This 1996 action flick didn’t have the best of reviews when it was first released, other than from no less an authority than the late, great Roger Ebert, who wrote that it was worth watching just for co-star Vanessa Williams, who spent the film “running and jumping and fighting and shooting and kicking and screaming and being tied to chairs and smuggling computer discs and looking great.” Um… sold!
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
If you’re like us, you saw this in the theaters. Twice. But that’s no reason not to watch it again. A perfect blend of action and humor, feel-good science fiction just doesn’t get any better than this. And for more absurdity from your favorite films, see the 40 Hilariously Impractical Things That Always Happen in Movies.
A movie about a pair of couples having dinner to discuss their teenage sons may not sound like compelling viewing. But the kids they’re discussing did something horrible, which we find out about gradually in flashback. Will the parents bring their sons to justice, even though one of them (Richard Gere) is a politician who stands to lose a lot because of the scandal?
Paid in Full (available August 5)
A dry cleaner in Harlem finds illicit substances in a former customer’s (and convicted drug dealer’s) pants pocket and it begins his rise to the top of a crime empire. It’s ridiculous, yes, but it’s also compelling viewing to anybody who wishes there were more shows on cable like The Wire.
Steel Magnolias (available August 1)
If you’re one of those people who can’t understand why everyone thinks Sally Field, Julia Roberts, Shirley MacLaine, Dolly Parton, Olympia Dukakis, and Daryl Hannah are so amazing, do yourself a favor and spend an evening watching this 1989 comedy. It’ll all make sense.
The critically acclaimed documentary about Tilikum, an orca taken from his family and ocean home when he was just two years old, and then spent twenty years entertaining tourists at SeaWorld before killing three humans. It’s heartbreaking but such captivating viewing.
Rebecca Hall and Jason Bateman play a young couple who move to California, where they run into Gordo, an old high school friend of Simon’s. But as we slowly learn in this spine-tingling psychological thriller, Gordo has less than cheery memories of their youth together, and he might still be plotting revenge.
The Nut Job (available August 13)
If you’re a parent who has to watch a lot of terrible, terrible movies to appease your child, here’s one that will make you less consumed with self-loathing. A squirrel, played by Will Arnett, accidentally burns down the nut tree and gets banned from the park. The laugh lines will make adults genuinely LOL. And identifying the voices (Is that Liam Neeson? And Maya Rudolph?) will make this movie less torturous than your usual kid-movie viewing experience.
Gran Torino (available August 1)
Clint Eastwood plays a pissed off Korean War vet who goes all Dirty Harry on a Detroit street gang. If that’s not enough to make you want to see this movie at your earliest possible opportunity, we’re sorry, we have nothing else to say to you.
The Bleeding Edge
This Netflix doc looks at the medical device industry, worth an estimated $400 billion dollars and is far less regulated than pharmaceuticals. Dozens of patient reveal how faulty medical equipment ruined their lives, like a woman who underwent robotic surgery and then her intestines fell out of her body!
Hostiles (available August 15)
Christian Bale plays an army captain assigned to one last job before retirement, getting a Cheyenne war chief back to his tribe before he dies. Everything goes wrong, of course, and there are gun battles and Wild West cowboy heroism.
Adventures in Public School (available August 15)
An absurdly charming comedy in the Napoleon Dynamite vein, about a socially awkward homeschooled kid who decides maybe he wants to go to real school because he’s in love with a one-legged girl. Do you really need more? No… no you don’t.
The After Party (available August 24)
Rapper KYLE plays an up-and-coming hip-hop artist with a public relations problem—he went viral for all the wrong reasons—but he gets one last chance at stardom at an exclusive party. It’s loaded with cameos from the rap music world, like Pusha T, Wiz Khalifa, and French Montana.
Evan Almighty (available August 16)
A retelling of Noah’s Ark with Steve Carell. Yeah, remember when that sounded like the worst concept for a movie ever, and then you saw it and realized it was amazing, and then ten years went by and you forgot how amazing it was? Time to remember why Carell is still one of the best comedy actors ever.
Silverado (available August 1)
A 1985 western starring Kevin Kline, Danny Glover, and Kevin Costner. You wouldn’t think a western from the 80s could be this good, but yeah, it really is. Will have you repeating classic lines like “You’re wearing my hat” for months afterwards.
Under the Skin
Scarlett Johansson plays a sexy seductress who drives around Scotland in a van, picking up men. But she’s really an extraterrestrial in disguise, and her male suitors are in for more than they bargained for.
Clerks (available August 1)
Remember when director Kevin Smith almost died from a “widowmaker” heart attack earlier this year? If you need a reminder of why this would have been a monumental loss, this is a good place to start.
Keep lots and lots of tissues handy for this remarkable true story of an Indian boy separated from his family when he was only five, and his long journey to find his mother and brother again after decades away.
All three Godfather movies
There’s nothing quite like the experience of watching the entire Godfather trilogy in one sitting: Three films, nine Academy Awards, and some of the best acting that’s ever been recorded on film. It’s worth watching again just to marvel at Marlon Brando mumbling with a mouth full of cotton balls and still managing to deliver one of the most iconic performances of all time.
The Informant (available August 1)
We don’t want to say this movie is worth watching again just for Matt Damon’s glorious mustache but come on, you know it kinda is.
Dirty Money (available August 29)
If you need another reason to feel giddy that Martin Shkreli is behind bars, this gritty documentary about corporate greed, in all its forms, should do the trick.
A super-creepy sci-fi thriller about a woman who’s been kidnapped by a scientist trying to develop super-intelligent robots, and she has to somehow outsmart his digital manservant, TAU, and a subterranean and automated home to get her freedom back. For startling info on how this fiction could actually become reality, learn the 20 Types of Artificial Intelligence You Use Every Single Day without Realizing It.
The Cloverfield Paradox
The third installment in J.J. Abram’s Cloverfield franchise involves a team of astronauts who accidentally open a portal to another dimension. Are there creepy space monsters? Um, yes, there are!
Foo Fighters: Back and Forth
A rockumentary of the rock band Foo Fighters, from their genesis after the dissolution of Nirvana to recording the 2011 album “Wasting Light.” This is the film that Foo drummer Taylor Hawkins didn’t want released, claiming it was too revealing. “We almost broke up and I almost died and all those crazy things have happened,” he says. You sold us, Taylor!
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (available August 11)
The director of Four Weddings and a Funeral adapts a novel about a writer who visits a small island ravaged by Germans during World War II and meets a hunky stud who makes her rethink her London lifestyle. If recognizing an actor from Downton Abbey just makes you like a movie more, this is definitely the flick for you.
Michael Pena stars as a dad and husband who’s pretty sure an alien invasion is coming. Everybody thinks he’s nuts, until aliens do show up and start blowing up things. A lesson in why you should always listen to Dad!
The End of the Tour
Jason Siegel is pretty convincing as troubled novelist David Foster Wallace, as he spends a revealing week with a Rolling Stone reporter and shows some of the baggage that comes with being a brilliant wordsmith.
Batman Begins (available August 1)
Christopher Nolan’s 2005 Batman reboot was the film that finally put the “dark” back into the “Dark Knight,” saving the character from skin-tight latex suits and laughable plots of the ’90s movies. Re-watch the film that finally gave Batman the grit and rage we all knew was festering somewhere below that ridiculous costume. Next, don’t miss The 30 Best-Selling Comic Book Series of All Time.
Hey, remember when Nicolas Cage made fantastic action films and wasn’t just a crazy guy who bought a dinosaur skull and wants to be buried in a pyramid? Yeah, we miss that guy.
Kubo and the Two Strings
Even if you’re not into animated films, this 2016 movie is worth checking out. It’s about a young boy named Kubo with a magical guitar who joins forces with an anthropomorphic snow monkey to get back his left eye which was stolen when he was a kid. Yes, it’s as wackadoodle as it sounds. See if you can recognize the voices of Charlize Theron, Ralph Fiennes, George Takei, and Matthew McConaughey.
The world is a dystopian landscape and Eric (played by Guy Pearce) drives around the Australian outback because, hey, what else are you going to do in the post-apocalypse? His car gets stolen by a gang of thieves, and he uses one of their wounded cronies (Robert Pattinson) to get it back. Be prepared for lots and lots of violence.
Wish I Was Here (available August 16)
Zach Braff’a 2014 comedy, funded (in part) by a Kickstarter campaign, gets more grief than it deserves. Yes, Braff is kind of annoyingly earnest at times, and his movie about an L.A. actor who home-schools his kids because he can’t afford private school is also a bit annoying at the surface, but it really is a sweet tale about the things we hope to pass on to future generations.
The Week Of
This comedy by Robert Smigel—the guy who did all those TV Funhouse shorts for Saturday Night Live—stars Adam Sandler and Chris Rock as two dads struggling to get along before the wedding of their kids.
Secretariat (available August 1)
A mostly-true tale of the thoroughbred horse who won the Triple Crown in 1973, it’s a Disney film about an animal whose mother doesn’t get shot in the beginning (a la Bambi) and that alone makes it noteworthy. If you get choked up by feel-good underdog sports movies, in which the athlete may or may not have hooves, this could be the perfect movie for you.
Year One (available August 21)
The final film by comedy icon Harold Ramis (Stripes, Ghostbusters) is an underrated epic, with stellar performances by Jack Black, David Cross, Paul Rudd, Oliver Platt, Michael Cera, and many others.
Nobody Speak: Trials of The Free Press
From Hulk Hogan’s lawsuit against Gawker to journalists at the Las Vegas Review-Journal investigating the identity of their new owner, this fascinating documentary looks at how journalism can be a dangerous racket.
In any other hands, a movie about a homeless woman who kidnaps a baby would probably be wildly unsympathetic. But this one stars Allison Janney and Ellen Page, as two women who form an unlikely bond over a baby that isn’t related to either of them, and it becomes a fascinating tale of the complicated emotions of motherhood.
Chernobyl Diaries (available August 1)
There are lots of online rumors that this horror film, about some friends who visit Chernobyl in the Ukraine and are chased around by radioactive patients, was set in the real site of the 1986 disaster. It’s probably not true, but it adds a spooky element to this 2012 nail-biter.
The Package (available August 10)
If you’re looking for immature camaraderie in the spirit of American Pie, you’re not going to do better than this ridiculous comedy from producer Ben Stiller. A bunch of teens go on a camping adventure, and wildly childish hijinks ensue.
A charming coming-of-age teen comedy with an unexpected twist. A high school senior is determined to lose his virginity to his girlfriend, but then realizes that he’s far more attracted to his male pal Elliott.
The Last Laugh
Comedians like Mel Brooks, Sarah Silverman, and Gilbert Gottfried ponder where some topics, like AIDS or the Holocaust, should never be joked about. Some of their opinions may surprise you.
A Most Violent Year
Set in New York in 1981—which statistically was indeed the most violent year in the city’s history—this is an incredibly tense thriller about a heating oil entrepreneur who’s determined to be the only honest man in a grimy underworld full of corruption and deceit.
Edge of Fear (available August 1)
A guy gets stabbed by home invaders and then says, “What’s that? There’s a knife in my chest causing me to bleed to death? I didn’t even notice!” And then proceeds to beat up the murderers and save his wife. Come on, tell us you don’t want to see this based on that premise alone.
Hachi: A Dog’s Tale
There are two things that get us weepy: Movies about dead dads (Field of Dreams, anyone?) and movies about dogs being loyal. This one manages to hit both of those categories. A college professor (played by Richard Gere) befriends a stray dog, and when he dies, the dog continues to look for him at a train terminal for almost a decade after he’s gone. And cue the waterworks!
To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before (available August 17)
The only thing better than a cheesy rom-com is a smart rom-com. A high school girl writes secret letters to her crushes, revealing exactly how she feels but could never say out loud, and then accidentally sends the letters to all of them. It sounds like the setup to some comedy hijinks, but it’s actually quite touching and vulnerable.
After witnessing his best friend get shot at a gas station, Jon (played by Raul Arevalo) is convinced the attack is related to other murders at the same location, spanning over the last century. Is he on to something, or is his brain clouded by conspiracy theories?
If you’re in the mood for a bank heist movie but you also want some goofball antics, look no further than this gem, starring Zach Galifianakis, Kristen Wiig, and Jason Sudeikis.
With its “found footage” shooting style, this one reminds us of The Blair Witch Project, but in a good way. (It won’t leave you as dizzy from the shaky camerawork.) Four friends go hiking together in the woods of northern Sweden, and when one of them twists his knee, they decide to take a shortcut off the path. And that’s when things get scary.
After a job goes wrong, two Irish hitmen (played by Brendan Gleeson and Colin Farrell) are instructed by their boss to hide out in a picturesque medieval town in Belgium. They try to blend in and see the sights, but relaxing when you assassinate people for a living isn’t as easy as it sounds.
Dreamcatcher (available August 1)
Based on a Stephen King novel, this is the story of four pals with telepathic powers who try to enjoy an annual camping trip only to have it rudely interrupted by alien parasitic worms trying to take over the planet. It’s a little schlocky, but it’s good fun if you’re in the right mood.
If you missed it when it first came out in 2003, this South Korean action flick is definitely worth your time. A man is imprisoned in a tiny room for fifteen years and has no idea why. When he gets out, he tries to get revenge on his captors, but first he has to figure out who in the world they are. The violence can be a little over the top, so this is definitely not for the squeamish.
If you loved Ryan Reynolds in Deadpool, you should check out his dramatic side in this beautifully-done drama, about a father who’s still searching for his kidnapped daughter eight years after the fact.
Life After Beth
Zach is initially thrilled that his dead girlfriend Beth (played by Aubrey Plaza) has mysteriously come back to life. He’s less enthused when he learns that she’s a bloodthirsty zombie. Hey, relationships can be hard.
A teen assassin decides that she’s done with her high-octane life, so she fakes her death and enrolls in a high school in an attempt to become “normal.” But when you’re used to settling problems with a gun, it’s not as easy to blend in as she thought.
Kill Bill volumes I and II
Worth another viewing, if only for the insane ninja battle between the Bride (played by Uma Thurman) and the Crazy 88’s. So many disembodied limbs and spouts of blood.
The Aviator (available August 1)
Leo DiCaprio plays a crazy billionaire who is super paranoid and thinks everyone is conspiring against him. At least he has cool shades.
The Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter
Buck Ferguson (Josh Brolin) is going through a divorce and wants to bond with his son, Jaden (Montana Jordan), so he takes him on a hunting trip. He hopes helping his boy kill his first whitetail deer will somehow magically fix their relationship. If only father-son dynamics were so easy.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Yes, it’s got some goofy moments. But it’s also Carrie Fisher’s last movie in the Star Wars franchise, and you might surprised how powerful this film can be when you give it a second chance.
House of Deadly Secrets (available August 1)
Maybe we’re just suckers for movies about haunted houses, but this horror movie about a single mom and her daughter who move into a house that’s so clearly haunted and yet they stay anyway and then everything gets super weird and scary, well sorry but we’re not made of stone. Give us some Poltergeist goosebumps and we’re happy.
A young programmer gets to spend a week at his boss’s mountain retreat, where he finds himself falling for a frighteningly realistic robot girl. Yes, it’s that classic boy-meets-robot, boy-has-complicated-feelings-about-robot storyline.
P.S. I Love You (available August 1)
Sometimes you need a good ugly cry, and this movie exists to help make that happen. A couple is in love, then one of them dies, but before he goes he leaves a series of heartfelt messages for his lost love, guiding her through grief and how to put her life back together without him. A great release on those nights when you just need to bawl your eyes out.
The Devil and Father Amorth
If you still have nightmares about The Exorcist, just wait until you see this doc by that horror masterpiece’s original director, who takes us to Rome to witness a real freaking exorcism!
A woman is kidnapped and held captive for seven years, where she gives birth to a son. This story tells the harrowing tale of her escape, as she struggles to give her son his first taste of freedom. There’s a reason why Brie Larson won an Oscar for Best Actress.
Set It Up
Two personal assistants plot to forge a love connection between their abrasive bosses, played by Lucy Liu and Taye Diggs. Yes, nothing in this movie feels like it’s based in reality, which is exactly what we want from our romantic comedies.
A nuanced tale of a relationship from its idealistic beginnings to its sad ending. Michelle Williams and Ryan Gosling are fantastic as a couple that tries to make it work but just can’t seem to save their damaged relationship.
Constantine (available August 1)
Based on the H*llblazer comic, this movie about a chain-smoking private detective (played by Keanu Reeves) who can talk to demons and angels. Did we mention it was dark? It’s really, really dark. Not a movie you want to watch with your parents, but perfect for a late night while sipping on a glass of scotch.
A thought-provoking documentary that looks into why so many African-Americans end up in prison. Why, as Obama observes in the movie’s beginning, does the U.S. have just five percent of the world’s population but 25 percent of the world’s prisoners?
You want a controversial opinion? This was Scorsese’s best movie. Don’t believe us? Watch it again, away from all the hype (and unfair criticism), and then we can debate it.
Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story
Hedy Lamarr is mostly remembered as a Hollywood movie star, but she was also a brilliant inventor who helped co-create (with George Antheil) frequency hopping technology. This doc investigates why this woman’s contributions to science were overlooked for her beauty.
The Golden Compass (available August 1)
This 2007 science fiction film came under intense scrutiny during its initial release, both for being too critical of religion and not critical enough. Maybe it deserves a second chance, without all the white noise of opinion-makers. Could it be the next Blade Runner, beloved long after its release for reasons most audiences missed the first time around? You be the judge.
Jim and Andy: The Great Beyond
We’re endlessly fascinated by Jim Carrey, and this 2017 documentary just confirms that he’s a bigger genius than we ever expected. It follows his experiences making the Andy Kaufman movie Man on the Moon, in which he decided to stay in character permanently, even when the cameras weren’t rolling. It almost wasn’t released because the studio worried that “people would think Jim Carrey is [a jerk].”
Comedian Jenny Slate stars as a woman who gets pregnant after a one-night stand, and then decides to terminate the pregnancy. It may not sound especially funny, and it isn’t. But it is a mesmerizing take on a controversial subject done in a truthful, unapologetic manner.
What Happened to Monday
A science fiction thriller about six septuplet sisters, outlaws in a dystopian future in which only one child is allowed per mother, who go searching for their missing sibling.
If you wish they made more teen rom-coms like they did in the ’80s, you’re in luck. This ridiculous but charming film is about two lifelong best friends and a kissing booth and some of the most absurd teen dialogue you’ve ever heard in your life. There’s a reason Vulture called it “bad in a comforting way.”
No Reservations (available August 1)
No, not the Anthony Bourdain series. This is a 2007 rom-com about chefs falling in love, starring Catherine Zeta-Jones and Aaron Eckhart. It’s the kind of film you watch when you’re like, “I’m too tired to watch one of those Real Housewife reality shows. I need something dumber.” But you know what? Sometimes we all need that at the end of a day.
An important lesson in why you should never let your husband handcuff you to the bed unless you’re absolutely sure he’s in good health and isn’t likely to die on you.
Two former high school sweethearts return to their small hometown and rediscover each other. Do they want to rekindle that old flame, and more importantly, should they?
Face 2 Face
Two high school friends living in different states form a friendship via FaceTime. They overshare their secrets, like video pen pals, until one of them reveals more than the other bargained for. In other words, every parent’s worst nightmare.
Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant
A teenagers hangs out backstage with the performers at a freak show, and then acts all surprised when he gets turned into a vampire. Come on, kid, what were you expecting? Oh, and the vampire is played by John C. Reilly, so you just know this is gonna be amazing.
Our Souls At Night
Two widowers, played by Robert Redford and Jane Fonda, find that it is possible to find love again after earth-shattering grief.
Personally, we never grow tired of the “uh-oh, the babysitter is evil” genre. This one is especially entertaining, when a kid sneaks out of his bedroom and discovers that his babysitter is actually part of a satanic cult. As Scooby Doo would say, “Zoinks!”
It’s a buddy cop movie with a slightly different approach. An LAPD police officer, played by the always fantastic Will Smith, is teamed up with a partner who’s, well, let’s just say a little less than human.
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